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    OK I going to chime in here and say, forget any...

    OK I going to chime in here and say, forget any ignorant comments like "clunkers" and such. As a machine tool rebuilder I can say, most assuredly, that old lathes in that condition do not come along...
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    I think he's in Sydney bro, still a long way but...

    I think he's in Sydney bro, still a long way but it's real cheap!
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    Did you get all the change gears with it?

    Did you get all the change gears with it?
  4. And yes they were definitely made in Sydney...

    And yes they were definitely made in Sydney Australia!

    The brand name was originally molded into the plastic belt cover end caps.

    Yours does not have the original motor as they were all Hawker...
  5. That is a Drillmor, made by S.J. Dunn and Co of...

    That is a Drillmor, made by S.J. Dunn and Co of Kirrawee in Sydney!
    They were previously made for MacPhersons Machinery and marketed as such. Prior to that the company was known as the Anglo...
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    I'd ask them if and when they are likely to get...

    I'd ask them if and when they are likely to get one in.

    I agree with everyone here about trying it out before committing to a purchase, with one exception! I'd find out where its made, if its...
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    That looks suspiciously like a breach or stock...

    That looks suspiciously like a breach or stock boring machine for gunsmithing work.
    I could be wrong, otherwise some sort of custom horizontal borer

    Matthew
  8. Thread: Frankenmill

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    That is truly epic!!!!:2tsup: Much respect!

    That is truly epic!!!!:2tsup:

    Much respect!
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    If you head to any auto store and buy a small...

    If you head to any auto store and buy a small bottle of hydraulic jack oil it works beautifully! For your size lathe it's perfect! And pretty cheap!
    It's really just ISO32 - IS40. I find it very...
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    HI, not sure if the Scroll saw is still...

    HI, not sure if the Scroll saw is still available, but if it is I will be up Newcastle way on Monday?

    Kind regards

    Matthew
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    Granted. I think a bit of negotiation can go a...

    Granted. I think a bit of negotiation can go a long way with these things. I wouldn't worry about the rust. Cleans up well chemically! I just thought it might be good for someone as a first lathe. As...
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    Emco Maximat near Bundaberg!

    https://www.gumtree.com.au/s-ad/moolboolaman/power-tools/maximat-mentor-10-3-phase-metal-lathe/1211252614

    for anyone in SE Qld looking for a good deal!
  13. Record 8" centre heigh lathe just outside Melbourne

    Looks like a great project for someone! Pretty good price to! These were the geared head version of the Visby lathe.

    https://www.gumtree.com.au/s-ad/yarraville/other-tools-diy/old-lathe/1211370780...
  14. Thanks for that. I knew Mal had Hercus covers but...

    Thanks for that. I knew Mal had Hercus covers but I thought I might try for a genuine Sheraton (Just in case someone has one lying around) before I resort to a Hercus cover.
    Kind regards

    Matthew
  15. Thanks for that! I have a Sheraton B9. Its an...

    Thanks for that!
    I have a Sheraton B9. Its an old one (actually number 100 off the production line!) and is belt drive.

    Best regards

    Matthew
  16. Wanting to buy a gear cover/guard for a Sheraton 9" Lathe

    Hi all,

    I am wondering if anyone has a gear cover for a Sheraton 9" lathe out there that they may be looking to get rid of or otherwise do not require??
    They are very similar to the Hercus gear...
  17. Thread: WTB Shaper

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    Look what I have just found!!!!! It's small &...

    Look what I have just found!!!!!
    It's small & it's in the price range you're after!
    It appears to be a custom build but it appears to be very well made. Looks to be made out of plate sections...
  18. Thread: WTB Shaper

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    If anyone here actually ends up buying that...

    If anyone here actually ends up buying that shaper, I currently have my Douglas in bits so I can draw up those components if required!
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    Mill sold

    Mill sold
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    Now I'm second guessing myself.... Maybe it was...

    Now I'm second guessing myself.... Maybe it was made in India??? I thought mine was Chinese, but I could be wrong (wouldn't be the first time & definitely wont be the last time)
    I just went to look...
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    I thought I might chime in and say that I to have...

    I thought I might chime in and say that I to have also purchased one of those vices.
    My thoughts on it are:
    It seems to be ok, it did, however, need some fettling, a good dissassemble, clean & oil....
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    Oh I would not use such an item. I definitely...

    Oh I would not use such an item. I definitely appreciate it's originality! I have a NOS Myford ML7 that I will not use as it would destroy its value. I do still think that the asking price is pretty...
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    Totally agree! I'd be very interested but the...

    Totally agree! I'd be very interested but the asking price is insane! Who knows maybe these things are collectable?
  24. I recognise that machine! It's on Tony's website!...

    I recognise that machine! It's on Tony's website! That additional height must be very handy as the Hercus really is a very compact machine!
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    Here is the older one. Waiting for restoration....

    Here is the older one. Waiting for restoration. It's motor bracket and countershaft actually mount to the top of the stand.
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    HI again, I see you found pics of my mills. I...

    HI again, I see you found pics of my mills.
    I have measured the bases for you. One is 540mm high & the other is 560mm high.

    The taper in both machines I have is a MT3. I measured both arbours...
  28. Hi Mate, It came with about 40 cutters, 3...

    Hi Mate,
    It came with about 40 cutters, 3 arbours and 2 drawbars which I thought was grand for the price!
    The spindle on both my machines takes a MT3 arbour/collett.
    I will take some pictures and...
  29. I actually bought that mill! Nice little machine....

    I actually bought that mill! Nice little machine. I have two of them but the other one is really going to be a labour of love. What info were you after?
    Regards

    Matthew
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    Oh, on the subject of the Gits oil cups, do make...

    Oh, on the subject of the Gits oil cups, do make sure you measure the thread diameter and pitch. Don't want to buy the cups only to find they have the wrong thread. Given the machines age they will...
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    That is excellent to hear! I will be picking mine...

    That is excellent to hear! I will be picking mine up this arvo

    Regards

    Matthew
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    The wicks are likely to canvas cotton possibly...

    The wicks are likely to canvas cotton possibly with a felt retainer in the cup itself given the age of the machine. Most industrial supplies will have industrial grade felt (you will need the...
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    On the subject of oil guns I have just found (&...

    On the subject of oil guns I have just found (& purchased) a pom pom gun made by Pressol on ebay!
    Should be perfect for oiling the lathe throught the grease nipples/zerks!
    I will be trying it out...
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    That Sir is a fantastic idea! I will try that...

    That Sir is a fantastic idea!
    I will try that with my broken lathe dirp oiler!
  35. Wanting to get a hold of a Douglas shaper vice!

    Hi all! Just wondering if anyone has a vice for a Douglas shaper lying about that they don't want or need? My shaper is missing it's vice! Not really worried about rust, having been left out in the...
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    Electrakleen model makers mill I have one of...

    Electrakleen model makers mill
    I have one of those sitting under my bench! I think it might be a BCA version though, minus the rotary table!
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    Cheers, thanks

    Cheers, thanks
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    Surface Plate

    Hi all, looking to buy a medium sized surface plate. Would prefer granite but I appreciate that these are not particularly common so I'm open to CI as well.
    Looking for something between 600mm x...
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    That's quite alright. Currently it has about...

    That's quite alright. Currently it has about 17thou of backlash in X and y. It has anti backlash feednuts fitted so this can be adjusted to suit the operater. I simply have not had the time to get...
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    Hi, the Cinci toolmasters never had a drawbar. ...

    Hi, the Cinci toolmasters never had a drawbar. They used the monoset collet system with large retaining plate and a locknut. Not a bad setup but the monoset collets were fragile and very expensive....
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    Cincinnatti Toolmaster Turret Mill

    For sale is my Cincinnatti Toolmaster Milling Machine.

    Good old machine. 3 phase. Power feed on both X & Y axis. Power downfeed on quill. Has been modified to take ER 40 collets so tooling is...
  42. HI Gordon & welcome! I actually had a look at...

    HI Gordon & welcome!
    I actually had a look at this particular mill in person! It's a very nice little machine! Mechanically I very much doubt it would need much work! It should be an awesome...
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    No probs. THanks for letting me know Regards ...

    No probs. THanks for letting me know

    Regards

    Matthew
  44. Good on you Kryn! I reckon I would have bought it...

    Good on you Kryn! I reckon I would have bought it if I was closer! 8 hours one way is just too taxing on me these days!
    It always warms my cold heart to see old machinery go to good homes!
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    Hello, did you end up selling the BIAX?? ...

    Hello, did you end up selling the BIAX??

    Regards

    Matthew
  46. Andrew, I feel your pain! I have seen two lovely...

    Andrew, I feel your pain! I have seen two lovely old mills for sale in SA. Pitty it's so far hey!
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    Le t me know if you want to sell that Rilmund...

    Le t me know if you want to sell that Rilmund vertical head separately! Looks very much like a K&T/Milwaukee head.

    Regards

    Matt
  48. Good Grief! I would have driven to Adelaide for...

    Good Grief! I would have driven to Adelaide for that!
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    Hi all, thanks for the warm welcome! Already...

    Hi all, thanks for the warm welcome! Already feeling at home here!
    No probs Phil! (I have never heard that one before! I guess I was probably leading with my chin there hey?)
    Ueee, I'm sure I will...
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    G'day from Canberra!

    Hi All,

    My name is Matthew, I'm a hobbiest from Canberra & I have joined this forum to hopefully learn more about machining & metalwork which has been & is a continually growing interest of mine....
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